Cast and Creative

Dee Hoty
Violet Newstead

has earned three Tony nominations for her starring roles in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. She starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! More Broadway: Bye, Bye, Birdie (Roundabout), City of Angels (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Me and My Girl, Big River, The Five O’Clock Girl, and Shakespeare’s Cabaret. Other Highlights: Tours of Barnum, Doctor Dolittle; Phyllis in Follies at the Papermill (cast recording); Kay Thompson in Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne (Barrymore Award, LA Ovation Award). Otterbein College graduate and honorary doctorate. Proud Equity member.

Diana DeGarmo
Doralee Rhodes
“Is happier than a puppy with two tails to be Workin’ 9 to 5!” Runner-up third season of “American Idol” at age 16. No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles. Broadway: Hairspray (Penny Pingleton), HAIR the Musical (Sheila). Tours: Brooklyn: The Musical (Brooklyn). Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger Musical (Sarah). Regional: Joseph….(OKC), West Side Story (San Jose), Back to Bacharach and David (Music Box, L.A.). Television: CMT’s “Gone Country” series, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and others. Country music singer/songwriter, released acoustic EP “Unplugged in Nashville”, Debut at Grand Ole Opry at age 12. “Many thanks to Headline Talent Agency, Ellis Talent Group, Rogue, Steve & Will, & of course, my family & momma!”

Mamie Parris
Judy Bernly
A native Texan, Mamie attended the Paseo Academy of the Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Her Broadway credits include the recent Tony-Nominated revival of Ragtime, where as an understudy she received the unique privilege of closing the show in the role of Mother. Other Broadway credits include 5-Time Tony-Winner The Drowsy Chaperone and Roundabout Theatre’s acclaimed revival of 110 In the Shade. Additional credits include the First National Tour of Legally Blonde – the Musical, the acclaimed new musical See Rock City… and other destinations, presented Off-Broadway by the Transport Group, Chicago at the Macau International Music Festival in Macau, China, two national tours with country music icon Kenny Rogers, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional roles include Millie, Rizzo, Audrey, and Grizabella. Workshops include It Shoulda Been You (Anselmi/Hargrove, Directed by Casey Nicholaw). Mamie currently resides in New York City with her husband, Johnathan, and their nutty dog, Cookie. More on Facebook and at

Joseph Mahowald
Franklin Hart, Jr.
lyric-baritone, appeared in Boublil & Schonberg’s The Pirate Queen on Broadway and previously starred on Broadway in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde, Javert and Enjolras in Les Miz, and he originated the role of Aaron James in Mike Reid’s opera, Different Fields commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera Guild. He also created the roles of Ace Gruver in Tony Award-winning William Luce’s Sayonara and Captain Phoebus in Dennis DeYoung’s (Styxx) adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Off-Broadway he appeared as Frank Ford in Lone Star Love, Hendon in the Prince and the Pauper, The Aviator in The Little Prince and Haemon in Antigone. On national tours, Joe appeared as Javert in Les Miz, Lancelot in Camelot with Stacy Keach, as featured soloist in A Grand Night for Singing and Ace Gruver in Sayonara. Joe has recorded 5 CD’s including Wonderful Words of Life, his first solo cd, Sondheim Tonight, recorded with the City of London Philharmonic, benefitting the Alan Jay Lerner fund for research into Cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Scattered Thoughts benefitting The Lord’s Pantry in New York City, as well as the original cast recordings of Lone Star Love and The Pirate Queen. He’s also recorded dozens of “backers tapes” for new musicals and is currently working on a new original project. His voice can be heard in the Disney film, Mulan, he portrayed the role of Jason Gwynn on NBC’s “Another World,” Nails on ABC’s “Guiding Light,” Standish on ABC’s “All My Children” (recurring) and can be seen on PBS in “The Making of the Pirate Queen” and the series Front Row Center – a musical theatre spotlight.

Kristine Zbnorik
Roz

High paying jobs: A Catered Affair, Broadway; Mamma Mia – Rosie, Las Vegas. Low paying jobs: Tales of the City, The Eugene O’Niell Developmental Program; Roadshow, the Public Theater; Forbidden Broadway: Cleans Up It’s Act (Original Cast) and 20th Anniversary (Original Cast); Splendora-Sue Ella Lightfoot, Chelsea Playhouse; I Will Come Back – Friend of Barbara, The Players Theater; An Evening with Joan Crawford – Ethel Merman; Man of La Mancha – Housekeeper, Goodspeed Opera House, Nine, Papermill Playhouse. I’m paying jobs: Varla Jean Merman is The Bad Seedling – Christine (Lead) Tweed Prods.; Blood Orgy of the Carnival Queens; The Club – Bertie; Cabaret and one person shows: Jackie Hoffman & Kristine Zbornik Joe’s Pub; Holiday Hams Lead; Blow Up World; Ball of Confusion; Serving Mankind; Zbornik In A Trunk.
Randy Aaron
Ensemble
Credits include: Broadway/ Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance (Testednarone), CryBaby (Ensemble, Dupree u/s), The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout Theatre Company). National Tour/ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah). Regional/ Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Peter Pan (Noodler), The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea (Smythley/Dance Captain), Dreamgirls (Ensemble/Dance Captain), Junie B. Jones (Sheldon Potts and friends), A Chorus Line (Richie), Avenue X (Milton), Memphis (Ensemble), and the GLAAD award-winning play Auntie Mayhem (Dennis). Readings include: Party Come Here and Close to the Sun.

Brian Beach
Swing, u/s Dwayne, u/s Josh. u/s Bob Enright
So exciting to be joining the company of 9 to 5! Other national tour: High School Musical. Regionals include, Bay Street Theater, Pioneer Theatre Co., PCLO, TOTS, and Portland Center Stage. Thanks to Marj, Jeff and Lisa for thinking of me, and my mom, dad and sister for loving me. Equity.
Jane Blass
Margaret/Ensemble, u/s Violet
Favorite credits: “Prudy/Female Authority Figure” in the Broadway tour of Hairspray; “Mazeppa” in Gypsy with Patti LuPone Ravinia (Chicago) New York: Mahida’s Extra Key to Heaven (Edna) at Playwright’s Theater of New Jersey, “Ellie” in Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room; “Widow Corney” in Oliver! John Engeman Theater; “Woman 1″ in Nancy Friday’s My Secret Garden. Tours: Scrooge with Richard Chamberlain; Side By Side By Sondheim, the Middle-East; and the “Baker’s Wife” in Into the Woods. World premieres: Winesburg, Ohio (at Steppenwolf) and Pulp both with About Face Theatre; Blissfield and God and Country (“Creon”) at the Tony award winning Victory Gardens Theater; and Muscle (by James Lapine, William Finn and Ellen Fitzhugh) at Pegasus Players. You may have killed her in Grand Theft Auto 4. Founding member of the Sweat Girls

(www.sweatgirls.org), and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Thanks to Mom and Dad and the Krasny Office!
Paul Castree
Bob Enright/Ensemble
Paul has had the pleasure of working with singer, songwriter, actress, and all around entertainment legend Dolly Parton, since the very first reading of 9 to 5 in 2006, and he performed on the 2009 TONY awards as a member of the original Broadway cast. Since making his Broadway debut in the revival of Grease!, starring Rosie O’Donnell, Paul has been an original cast member of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Footloose, Saturday Night Fever, All Shook Up, High Fidelity, and The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein and can be heard on their original cast recordings. He also worked with Twyla Tharp in Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out (Lead Vocalist). Other credits include the National Tour of Bye Bye Birdie starring Tommy Tune and Ann Reinking, Dreamgirls at T.O.T.S. starring Jennifer Holliday, and the Off Broadway, Toronto and L.A. productions of Forever Plaid for which he received an L.A. Ovation award and Canada’s Dora award for best actor in a musical. Paul made his New York City Opera debut in their production of The Most Happy Fella starring Paul Sorvino. Most recently he was featured in the acclaimed revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. On television Paul played Lea Thompson’s brother, Chris Duffy on “Caroline in the City.” Paul was featured in the Actor’s Fund concerts and subsequent recordings of Dreamgirls (Nonesuch Records) and Grammy award nominated Hair (Ghostlight Records). Originally from Rockford Illinois, Paul is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.S. in Psychology).

Sarah Dacey Charles
Swing, u/s Roz, u/s Margaret, u/s Kathy, u/s Candy Striper
Sarah is thrilled to be joining the cast of 9 to 5! On Broadway, Sarah was featured as the “Locket Hag” and understudied Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables. National tour: Sunset Boulevard. Some Favorite Regional Roles: Fosca in Passion (TheatreWorks), Yvonne in Sunday In the Park With George (Arden Theatre Company), Eunice in A Street Car Named Desire (New Harmony Theatre) and Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mason Street Warehouse). Indy Film: Barbara Stanwyck in Agnes Moorehead is God! and Mrs. Benton in The Jesus Picture. Sarah also starred in the pilot of “The Lez Boat” as Captain Sweetie.

Natalie Charle Ellis
Missy/Ensemble, u/s Judy
First National Tour! WOO HOO! Natalie was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Fav Regional Credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie (MIllie); Chicago (Roxie) and Into the Woods (CInderella). “A HUGE thank you to all of my friends and family, The Mine, Telsey, and most of all, my mom, for believing in me! I love you all!”

Marjorie Failoni
Swing, Dance Captain, Associate Choreographer, u/s Kathy, u/s Maria, u/s Missy, u/s Candy Striper
Marjorie is a performer/choreographer based in New York City. She was the Dance Captain/swing for the 1st National Tour of Disney’s High School Musical and the world premier of Disney’s High School Musical 2. She then set the UK tour of Disney’s High School Musical 2. She was the Assistant Choreographer for Godspell (the MUNY in St. Louis), and Andy Warhol Was Right (NYMF ’09). She has choreographed competition routines for the University of Utah’s Dance Team, Crimson Line, and has taught and choreographed at many studios and High schools across the USA. Performance credits include two other regional productions of Hsm, Damn Yankees (Gloria Thorpe), Oklahoma (Dream Laurie), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ruth/Dance Capt.), Singin’ In The Rain (Ensemble/Assist. Chor./Dance Capt.), Suessical (Bird Girl), and The Pirates of Penzance (Daughter). She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.

Autumn Guzzardi
Ensemble, Candy Striper, u/s Doralee, u/s Maria
This Georgia Peach is pleased as punch to tour with 9 to 5! She was also in the original cast of the Broadway and LA productions of 9 to 5. Favorite performances: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2010, Race for Love (China), We Will Rock You (Las Vegas), Saturday Night Fever (Las Vegas). Regional: Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel. Special thanks to MSA, Telsey, Family and Friends…and God too. But not necessarily in that order.

Lori Hammel
Ensemble, u/s Violet, u/s Roz, u/s Margaret
Broadway and National Tour: Mamma Mia! Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. TV: “30 Rock;” “As the World Turns.” Feature Film: Burn After Reading. Web: Onion News, Margo Rose Ferderer (margorose.com).
K.J. Hippensteel
Dwayne, Ensemble, u/s Joe

K.J. is a Georgia native, born and raised in Marietta. He is a proud alumi of the Pebblebrook High School Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts, where he began his training as an actor, singer, dancer, and where he found his passion as a performer. Once he started, he couldn’t stop. He soon earned a full scholarship to several colleges for musical theatre, but decided to go to Wright State University in Dayton, OH after seeing a production of Parade on their main stage, which is ironically a story that takes place “in a town called Marietta.” Since graduating he has performed in several theatres around the country, and, against his will, has become a VERY good waiter. K.J. is lucky, and thankful to have an extremely large, and extremely supportive family. His family will travel ANYWHERE to see him perform. They rented a bus to drive 21 people to New Jersey from Georgia on a 16 hour road trip to see him as Glen Gulia in the 1st National Tour of The Wedding Singer, and have traveled as far as Brazil to see him perform on a cruise ship! Growing up in the south, he always has, naturally, been a big fan of country music. He went to his first concert at two years old to see Don Williams, and was quoted to be “the youngest country music fan” in his local newspaper. He is, therefore, obviously excited to be working on a musical written by Dolly Parton herself, The Queen of Country Music!

Jesse JP Johnson
Josh/Ensemble
Jesse is stoked to be workin 9 to 5! Broadway/Off: Glory Days (Jack), Xanadu, Altar Boyz (Luke). National Tour: Grease (Doody), Altar Boyz, Oklahoma (Jess, Princ. Dancer). TV: “OLTL,” “The View.” Orig. Cast Rec.: Glory Days, Western Star and Rock Odyssey. Love to my Famiglia, RJPJ, Penny, Telsey and G-O-D!
Michelle Marmolejo
Maria/Ensemble
Ms. Marmolejo hails from El Paso TX. She is a graduate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia,PA. Shortly after receiving her BFA in Modern Dance Performance she joined the Broadway National tour of SWING where she was a featured soloist that danced her way across the U.S., and later Japan. Since then her favorite credits include: Cirque du Soleil’s ZUMANITY; Broadway: The Mambo Kings, National Tour: Reel to Real (China and Scotland ) Saturday Night Fever, Benise Nights of Fire (US and Lebanon). Off-Broadway: Latin Heat. Regional Theater: West Side Story (North Carolina Theater), Carmen the Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), SWING (TUTS), Aida (NMST). Work-shops: In the Heights, Carmen the Musical. Television: Reccurring commercial spot for Nickelodeon, “All My Children.” Film: Enchanted. Loving thanks to all who have been on this crazy journey with me!

Sean Montgomery
Joe/Ensemble
Sean is thrilled to be joining the company of 9 to 5! Credits include: Bobby Child in Crazy For You (TBTS), Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone /Frank in Show Boat (Gateway Playhouse), Will Parker in Oklahoma! (TOTS), Backwards In High Heels (AHT), The Pajama Game, Hello, Dolly!, Les Miserables (The MUNY). TV: “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light.” Sean just returned from Japan where he was performing as a singer at Tokyo Disney Resort. Training: BFA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Sean is a member of AEA and AFTRA. Thanks to Nicolosi and Co. and Telsey+Company. Special thanks to Mom, Dani and my friends and family for all of their love and support! Enjoy the show!

April Nixon
Kathy/Ensemble
1998 Olivier Award Nominee for her role as “Lola” in Damn Yankees (opp/Jerry Lewis). Broadway: Cats, Tommy (Acid Queen), Smokey Joe’s Café. National: Fosse, The Wiz, Damn Yankees, The Dancer’s Life. Off Broadway: Lone Star Love. NYC Encores: Purlie, Golden Boy, & NYC Opera! April has been in many others shows! TV: “Law & Order,” “SVU,” & “Criminal Intent,” “Dave Chapelle,” & “The Wire!” I love you Samaria, and Mommy! Thank you J.C!

Ryah Nixon
Ensemble, u/s Doralee, u/s Judy,u/s Missy

National tour debut! Seattle native. Off Broadway: Another Part of the Forest. Recent roles: Amneris (Aida), Esther (…St Louis), Rusty (Footloose). Recent Carnegie Mellon grad. Love and thanks to KSR, Telsey, and wonderful family & friends.

Rick Pessagno
Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain, u/s Dick, u/s Tinsworthy, u/s Detective
Rick just completed an 18 month tour of Fiddler On The Roof. Broadway credits: 42nd St., Sophisticated Ladies, Whoopee. LA company, Cats, Mamma Mia (Vegas Company), 1st National Tour Chicago (Fred Casely). A proud member of Actors Equity for 33 years!
Mark Raumaker
Ensemble, u/s Hart, u/s Dwayne, u/s Dick, u/s Tinsworthy, u/s Detective
is psyched to be doing his 3rd movie musical tour! He was last seen understudying and playing the role of Danny Zuko over 70 times in the first national tour of GREASE starring Taylor Hicks. Before that he originated the role of Glen Guglia in the first national tour of THE WEDDING SINGER. Many thanks to his family, friends, his awesome agents Hartig Hilepo, MDKKEDD, and of course his Darlin’ Sarah!
Wayne Schroder
Dick/Tinsworthy/Detective/Ensemble, u/s Hart
Broadway: 9 to 5 and A Christmas Carol. Concert: Kristina at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Off-Broadway: Prince and the Pauper and Mimi le Duck. Other New York: Big Shoot, Western Unidad, Waxing West, Don Imbroglio, Landscape of the Body. Regional: A Tale of Two Cities, Of Mice and Men, South Pacific, The Underpants, Camelot, Forum, A Little Night Music, 42nd Street, Breaking Legs, Leading Ladies, Perfect Wedding, Forever Plaid, 1776, and the Foreigner. Television: “Guiding Light,” “All My Children.” Film: The Producers, the Musical.
Travis Waldschmidt
Swing, u/s Josh, u/s Bob Enright
Travis just recently finished the World tour of West Side Story, and has also toured Nationally with Disney’s High School Musical. His regional credits include: High School Musical 2, A Chorus Line, and Bye Bye Birdie. Film/TV credits include: Twister, Festival, and Wiener & Wiener. Select dance works by Shen Wei, Pilobolus, William Forsythe, Martha Graham and George Balanchine. Travis has a B.F.A in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University.
Fox Theatricals
Producer
Headed by Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson. Broadway: Red (Tony Award, Best Play), Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award, Best Musical), Everyday Rapture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Death of a Salesman; ‘night Mother; Caroline, or Change; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Jekyll & Hyde. Fox Theatricals is a division of Fox Associates, owner of The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Richard Baker, President; Robert Baudendistel and Mary Strauss, owners.

Dolly Parton
Composer and Lyricist

Dolly Parton is considered to be the most successful female country music artist, having released 42 top-10 country albums and earned 25 number-one singles. She has won seven Grammy® awards and received 42 Grammy® nominations. She has also received seven awards from the Academy of Country Music and 10 Country Music Association awards, and is one of only five female artists to win the CMA’s highest honor, “Entertainer of the Year.” Dolly is also an acclaimed movie and television actress, and her literacy program, Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library,” is now in 566 counties in 36 states. “The woman is one of our national treasures, so let’s cherish her for as long as we’ve got her…this is one Barbie who has always been for real,” wrote Newsweek in 2008.
Patricia Resnick
Book

Ms. Resnick most recently wrote the book for 9 to 5 The Musical, the multiple Tony award nominated Broadway musical. Films: 9 to 5 (WGA nomination), A Wedding (WGA nomination, British Academy Award nomination) and Quintet (the latter two for director Robert Altman), Maxie, and Straight Talk which reunited her with Dolly Parton. Television work includes Hell On Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay which garnered Golden Globe nominations for Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey. She recently Executive-Produced a 2009 animated series for Nick Jr. based on Olivia, the Caldecott Honor’s children’s book. Theatre work includes sketches for Lily Tomlin’s first one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nightly, and a stage musical adaptation of her own PBS movie, Ladies in Waiting for the Chicago Lyric Opera House. Ms. Resnick is currently writing a memoir entitled Slow Dancing with Nancy Reagan. She’d like to thank her children, Alexandra and Connor, for putting up with her.
Jeff Calhoun
Director/Choreographer
Jeff directed Bonnie & Clyde, coming to Broadway fall 2011, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre following an award-winning run at La Jolla Playhouse (Craig Noel Awards for Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Director of a Musical). He directed the critically acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Emma: A Musical Romantic Comedy at The Old Globe, where he previously co-directed Himself & Nora with Joe Hardy. Jeff also directed the world premiere productions, domestic and international tours of Disney’s High School Musical: On Stage! and Disney’s High School Musical 2: On Stage! Jeff directed and choreographed the Deaf West Theatre production of Pippin at the Mark Taper Forum. He directed and choreographed the award-winning Deaf West Theatre production of Big River (2004 Tony Award Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre; Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Best Revival; Drama Desk nomination for Best Director of a Musical; Ovation and L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards for Direction and Choreography). Jeff was a producer as well as director/choreographer for the Broadway production of Brooklyn the Musical, and the director/choreographer of the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease! (Tony nomination, Best Choreography). He co-choreographed the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (Tony Award, Best Revival). Jeff’s Broadway directing debut was Tommy Tune Tonite! His collaboration with Mr. Tune led to the 1991 Tony for Best Choreography for the Will Rogers Follies. Jeff is an Associate Artist at Ford’s Theatre.
Richard J. Hinds
Associate Director
Richard has choreographed productions of Joseph…, The Sound Of Music, and All Shook Up. Associate/Assistant on Disney’s High School Musical, A Christmas Story, The First Wives Club, Deaf West’s Pippin, Paper Mill’s A Wonderful Life, and Off-Broadway’s Frankenstein. Co-founder of the Spangles Dance Company.
Lisa Stevens
Co-Choreographer
Choreographer for the 2010 Winter Olympics- Victory Ceremonies; World Premier of Disney’s High School Musical 1 and it’s run in London’s West End, U.S., U.K., Japan, Spain and Australian companies; Disney’s High School Musical 2; First Wives Club, Bombay Dreams U.S. Tour, Assoc. Choreo for Bombay Dreams on Broadway and the West End. Off-Broadway: Bingo! The Musical, NYMF ‘Common Grounds’ (Best Choreography Award). Regionally: Fiddler on the Roof (Jessie Richardson Award) Hello Dolly!, The Music Man, Cabaret, Guys & Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 25th…Spelling Bee, Urinetown. TV: The Swinging Nutcracker, Macy’s Passport, Bollywood Cowboy, Top of the Pops, The Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty the Queen. Writer/Producer of Shakalaka Bombay, Tauba Tauba, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Le Belle Epoche.
Kenneth Foy
Scenic Designer
Houston Grand Opera: Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Pagliacci and A Little Night Music, Porgy and Bess for Milan’s La Scala Opera. Touring Productions: The Sound of Music, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. The American Opera Center: productions of Xerxes and Regina. Broadway productions: Candida, starring Joanne Woodward, Macbeth with Nicol Williamson, the David Merrick production of Oh, Kay!, Annie, An Evening with Jerry Herman, and the Tony award winning productions of Gypsy, directed by Arthur Laurents and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. West End production of Annie and the English National Theatre production of The Syringa Tree, which he also designed in New York. Art direction for the Emmy winning, Pulitzer Prize documentary, The Moment of Impact. Annie in Australia, sets for Radio City Music Hall, video animation for The Mariah Cary Charm Bracelet Tour, production design for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the world premiere production of Disney’s High School Musical.

 

William Ivey Long
Costume Designer
Currently running: Chicago is now its 14th year on Broadway, and North American tours of Dreamgirls, Young Frankenstein, and 9 to 5. Broadway: 9 to 5; Pal Joey; Young Frankenstein; Grey Gardens; The Boy From Oz; Hairspray; The Producers; The Music Man; Swing; Contact; Cabaret; Steel Pier; Smokey Joe’s Café; A Christmas Carol; Guys And Dolls; Crazy For You; Six Degrees Of Separation; Assasins; Nine. Mr. Long is a 5 time Tony Award winner who was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005. Hats off to Ann Roth, the legendary designer of the original film of 9 to 5.

Ken Billington
Lighting Designer
Ken has 93 Broadway shows to his credit including such theatre milestones as Sweeney Todd and the current production of Chicago. Current touring productions: Dreamgirls, Chicago (Worldwide), Fiddler on the Roof, and the seasonal White Christmas. Past touring productions have included High School Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Doctor Doolittle and Riverdance (lighting supervisor) to name a few. Other projects include New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular from 1979 to 2005, the Las Vegas spectacular Jubilee!, and Shamu Rocks! for Seaworld Orlando and San Diego. Ken is the recipient of Tony, NY Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Ace Award for Television lighting and The Lumen for his Architectural work.

Steve Canyon Kennedy
Sound Designer
Steve was the production engineer on such Broadway shows as Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Carrie and Aspects of Love. His Broadway sound design credits include Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Jersey Boys (Drama Desk Award), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray, The Producers, Aida, Titanic, Big, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carousel and The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award). Steve is married to actress Loni Ackerman and together have two sons, Jack and George.
Benjamin Pearcy
Projection Designer
Benjamin has lit Theatre, Opera, and Architectural projects around the world, including Riverdance, Carmen for the Beijing Opera, and Whoopi! on Broadway. Proud father of Ella and Lucy and husband of Stonie, without whom none of this would matter.

Stephen Oremus
Music Director, Additional Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements
Stephen is music supervisor/arranger of the Broadway and worldwide productions of Wicked and Avenue Q, which he also orchestrated. Other

Broadway credits include music supervisor, vocal arranger/co-orchestrator of All Shook Up and vocal arranger of High Fidelity. Off-Broadway, Stephen served as music supervisor, vocal arranger/orchestrator of tick, tick…BOOM! and music director of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. He was also the music director/conductor for the national tour of Rent and for Rufus Wainwright Sings Judy Garland and Jerry Springer: The Opera, both at Carnegie Hall.
Bruce Coughlin
Orchestrator
has created the orchestrations for many shows, on Broadway and off, including Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 and Grey Gardens. He co-orchestrated The Light in the Piazza, orchestrated the memorable Floyd Collins, the Broadway hit Urinetown, and the Grammy Award-winning revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Other Broadway shows include: Guys and Dolls (2009 Broadway revival; Des McAnuff, dir.), The Wild Party, On the Town, The Sound of Music, Triumph of Love Once Upon A Mattress, and The King & I. Other credits include Candide (National Theatre, London), Giant (Michael John LaChiusa), Children of Eden (Papermill Playhouse and BMG recording),Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater; Susan Stroman, dir.), and many others. He was principal arranger for the Disney epic Fantasia 2000 and has worked with singers such as Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Darius de Haas, and others. He has won a TONY award, Drama Desk award and an OBIE. He has also received two additional TONY nominations and four additional Drama Desk nominations. Other recent productions: Johnny Baseball (A.R.T., directed by Diane Paulus), Sycamore Trees (Ricky Ian Gordon, Signature Theatre, VA),The Burnt Part Boys (Miler/Tysen, Playwright’s Horizons), Hairspray (the movie) (“Miss Baltimore Crabs” with Marc Shaiman), and The Grapes of Wrath (opera; Ricky Ian Gordon/Michael Korie).
Alex Lacamoire
Dance Arranger/Co-Orchestrator
Alex is the Tony- and Grammy-winning Music Supervisor for In the Heights (B’way, Nat’nl Tour). Other credits as Music Director, Arranger, and/or Orchestrator: High Fidelity, Bat Boy: The Musical, the 2001 Nat’l Tour of Godspell, and The Wiz (CityCenter Encores!). Like Stephen Oremus, Alex graduated from Berklee College and was nominated for a Grammy producing the 9 To 5 Cast Album. Coming Soon: Bring It On: The Musical. Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, and Ileana.
Martyn Axe
Musical Director/Conductor

Musical Director Broadway/West End and beyond: Dirty Dancing, Tarzan, Saturday Night Fever, Starlight Express, Cats, Mamma Mia, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Frankenstein. Composer/arranger: Trip of Love, Rock Carmen. T.V. and movie soundtracks. Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Love to Sienna.
Christopher D. Littlefield
Assistant Conductor/Keyboard II
Off Broadway: Shout!, Naked Boys Singing. Regional: Hairspray (Cape Playhouse), The Fantasticks! (Barrington Stage), Falsettos (George St.). TV: My Time (Pilot – Oprah Winfrey Network). Recordings: Glory Days (OBC), What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up (Scott Alan). Collaborative: William Finn, Cyndi Lauper, & Rue McClanahan. Thanks to Keller, Oremus, CC, HK, Dad & Mom.
Michael Keller
Music Coordinator
Music Coordination for Broadway: American Idiot, The Addams Family, Million Dollar Quartet, Fela, Memphis, Next To Normal, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Lion King; Barbra Streisand Concerts (1994-2007). Pamela, Zachary, and Alexis make it all worthwhile.
Paul Huntley
Hair and Wig Designer
London born Paul Huntley is a special Tony Award winner and a Drama Desk recipient. Paul has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects including: Cats, Amadeus, Kiss Me Kate, The Producers, and Hairspray. Current projects are A Little Night Music and Leap Of Faith. Movies: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; The Last Station; Cirque Du Freak.
Edward J. Wilson
Hair & Wig Deisgner
Mr. Wilson recently designed the revival of Ragtime on Broadway. He has supervised many Broadway shows and National Tours: The Producers, La Cage and Young Frankenstein to name just a few. Other design credits include Mame, Sweeney Todd and Annie. Most importantly he thanks Michael, for his love and support.

Paul Rubin
Aerial Effects Designer
Broadway: Wicked, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Curtains, The Pirate Queen, Frozen, The Green Bird, Kiss Me Kate, Dance of the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof, Saturday Night Fever. National Tours: Spiderman Stunt Spectacular, SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues Live, Doctor Dolittle, Seussical, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Scooby-Doo Live.
Telsey + Company
Casting

Broadway/Tours: Elf, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, A Life in the Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Wicked, South Pacific, Peepshow in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Sex and the City 1 & 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, The Bone Collector. TV: “Ugly Betty” (pilot), “Whoopi,” HBO’s “Undefeated,” commercials.
John R. Edkins
Production Supervisor

is the owner of JE Scenic Technologies, Inc., a theatrical scenic production services and storage company specializing in Broadway traveling productions. He has built scenery for the Pittsburgh CLO for 30 years and has been their Production Supervisor for the past 20 years. His most recent credits as Technical Supervisor include The Phantom of the Opera. International productions include Cabaret, Big River, West Side Story, Annie and The Sound of Music. John resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and four sons.

Timothy R. Semon
Production Stage Manager
Broadway 9 to 5: The Musical (& Los Angeles), Collected Stories; A Chorus Line (2006 Revival); High Fidelity; Three Days of Rain, Wicked; Assassins. Other quality time spent at The Color Purple, The Apple Tree, La Cage (2005 Revival). Touring: White Christmas (First National); Wicked (First National). Off-Broadway – yes. For Lonny Price: New York Philharmonic’s Company, Sondheim!: The Birthday Concert, Annie Get Your Gun with Patti LuPone. BFA – UC-CCM.
E. Cameron Holsinger
Stage Manager

First National Tours: Wicked, …Spelling Bee, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. NewYork: Fuerza Bruta, Sondheim: The 80th Birthday Concert. Regional: Wicked (Chicago), Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (L.A.), Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A graduate of Wright State University. AEA Member
Karen Meek
Assistant Stage Manager

Broadway and Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Drowsy Chaperone (first national). Off-Broadway: Almost, Maine; Summer of ’42; Blue Window; The Day Emily Got Married; Surviving Grace; among many others. Regional: Pantages Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theatre of the Stars, Pittsburgh CLO, Missouri Repertory. Proud AEA member.

Chris Danner
Company Manager

Touring: Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, My Fair Lady, Blue Man Group, The Light in the Piazza, Annie, Oliver!, Cover Girls, Blue’s Clues Live, Magic of David Copperfield. Love to my amazing friends for their support the last 10 years I have been on the road.

Miguel Ortiz
Associate Company Manager

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miguel has worked for the last 10 years on The Lion King. Broadway, The Lion King—first and second national tours, and most recently on The Color Purple—national tour. Thank you to my family for all of their love and support. I owe you one.
Nina Lannan Associates
General Management

Current Broadway productions include Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot; North American tours include Mamma Mia! and two companies of Billy Elliot. Upcoming productions include Little Rock, Bonnie & Clyde, and Finding Neverland. Principals in the firm include Maggie Brohn, Amy Jacobs and Devin Keudell.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Producer

Under the leadership of Tom Gabbard, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center operates six theaters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Broadway, national tours and London productions in which the Center has served as a co-producer or investor include Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, Frost/Nixon, RED, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands and The Car Man, Little Women, Basic Training, La Cage aux Folles, Ragtime and TRACES.
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)
Producer

founded in 1968, is Houston\’s acclaimed non-profit musical theatre company, currently under the direction of President and CEO John C. Breckenridge. TUTS is dedicated to bringing world-class musical theatre to Houston. TUTS is connected to the community through performances at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre, and a nationally recognized educational program that provides theatre education for children and adults of all abilities.
Robert G. Bartner
Producer

Broadway: Memphis (Tony), La Cage Aux Folles (Tony), The Norman Conquests(Tony), Boeing Boeing (Tony), Company (Tony). Upcoming: La Bête. West End: The Mountaintop (Olivier), La Cage Aux Folles (Olivier), Guys and Dolls (Olivier). Upcoming: Onassis, Flashdance. Mr. Bartner thanks his family, especially M. Beverly, for their love and support.
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)
Producer

Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has a total of 38 venues across the United Kingdom. ATG is also one of the foremost theatre producers internationally including such productions as The Misanthrope starring Keira Knightley in London and Exit the King on Broadway with Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon.
Indepentent Presenters Network
Producer

IPN is an association of promoters, theater owners and performing arts centers. Its members bring Broadway productions to more than 110 cities throughout North America and Japan. Recent Broadway, London, US and international tours include Monty Python’s Spamalot, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, The Color Purple, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bombay Dreams, Starlight Express, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands and The Car Man, Frost/Nixon, Ragtime and La Cage aux Folles.

James L. Nederlander
Producer

President of the Nederlander Organization, son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). He is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world as well as theatrical productions, cultural presentations and popular music attractions. Among Mr. Nederlander’s producing credits are Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Carmen (special Tony Award), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out and Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner. Current productions include West Side Story, Irena’s Vow and Next to Normal. Upcoming productions include a live show with magician David Blaine.